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COVID-19 Prompts New Guidance On Catholic Mass Attendance In Indiana

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ANNACAROLINE CARUSO / WVPE PUBLIC RADIO
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The Catholic bishops of the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the dioceses of Gary, Lafayette, Fort Wayne-South Bend and Evansville have announced that Catholics are not obligated to attend mass until further notice due to COVID-19.

(Read the statement below.)

“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, given the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops hereby extend the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation beyond 1 November 2020 until further notice. The Indiana bishops will continue to monitor the situation to determine when it might be advisable to modify or lift the dispensation.”

Remote Mass participation and resource options are available at www.diocesefwsb.org/covid-19.